Tway captures Safeway playoff for 1st career win
NAPA, Calif. — Kevin Tway birdied the third playoff hole to capture his first career PGA Tour win Sunday, Oct. 7, in the Safeway Open at Napa.
Tway rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the 10th green to complete a stellar finish at Silverado Resort and Spa's North Course. He birdied the 17th and 18th holes in regulation to get into the playoff with Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker, then birdied the 18th hole two more times to start the playoff before the players movee to the 10th hole.
Moore also birdied the first two playoff holes to stay alive, but he missed his birdie attempt at No. 10 before Tway sank the winner. Snedeker was eliminated with a par on the first extra hole.
Tway, 30, was playing in his 91st career event. His father, Bob Tway, was an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour who captured the 1986 PGA Championship by sinking a bunker shot on the last hole to defeat Greg Norman.
The younger Tway shot a 1-under-par 71 on Sunday to finish at 14-under 274. Moore closed with a 67, and Snedeker, who opened the day with a three-shot lead, shot a 74.
Luke List (final-round 67), Troy Merritt (68), Sam Ryder (69), Australia's Aaron Baddeley (69) and Sungjae Im (71) tied for fourth at 13 under.
Phil Mickelson carded a 72 on Sunday to tie for 17th at 8 under.
The event was the opener of the PGA Tour's 2018-19 season.